Suspect arrested in stabbing near Muni platform

July 28, 2010 4:38:08 PM PDT
San Francisco police arrested a 50-year-old man Tuesday on suspicion of stabbing another man near a San Francisco Municipal Railway platform in the Bayview District, police said today.

The stabbing occurred just before 10 a.m. Tuesday near the T-Third Muni platform at Third Street and La Salle Avenue, police spokesman Sgt. Troy Dangerfield said.

The victim suffered injuries that weren't believed to be life-threatening and was taken to a hospital.

Police had initially reported that the stabbing happened on the platform, but Dangerfield clarified today that it occurred on a nearby sidewalk after an argument on the platform.

The suspect, Fred Taylor, of San Francisco, was taken into custody about a block away, at Third Street and Kirkwood Avenue, shortly before 3 p.m., Dangerfield said.

Police believe Taylor argued with the man, then left and came back with a group of friends and stabbed him, Dangerfield said.

Taylor and the victim are known to hang out in the neighborhood, he said.

Service on the T-Third line was briefly stopped after the stabbing because police heard the suspect might have fled on Muni, but that turned out to be incorrect.


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